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  1. I have never driven a very early twin six, I think the first ones didn’t have detachable heads.......I remember back in the early seventies when many of these were regularly driven to meets on surface roads. It was fun to see the “real Packard guys” dump on the twelves, saying the model 30 was the last good car they built!......amazing how times and thoughts evolve. Packard never built anything but above average cars.......yup, coming from a Pierce guy! Even the smaller sixes of the thirties that don’t get much following are fun cars and great drivers. Operating a early car like this is such a rewarding experience, sadly today even enthusiastic collectors are afraid of big machines. This era car are fantastic family vehicles, providing endless hours of joy and entertainment, sadly too many people are afraid to own and operate them as intended. These were meant to be used and enjoyed, not left parked in a museum or garage. As time goes by my view on collecting has slowly evolved, and now I find the most enjoyment of bringing long dormant cars back to life.......running an engine that hasn’t started in 40, 50, or 60 years is a thrill. It use to be the thrill of the chase, the joy of ownership, now for me it’s making a stationary display car mobile again. This weekend I will be driving a 89 year old car, that to the best of my knowledge has always been registered and running.......an amazing feat that the first two owners held on to the car for almost 75 years between them. Monday I’ll be getting our car ready for the AACA Ocala Florida show.......my first time having a car entered or judged in the AACA.......and I have been attending Hershey since the very early seventies! Not sure if there will be any opportunities to drive a few miles, and maybe find a few other people who would like to take the cars out for a run........look for a big black 1933 sedan, going down the road or on the field. Ed

  2. 8 hours ago, A. Ballard 35R said:

    Ed, sorry you don't like an early six cylinder Pierce such as a model 66. I could always find garage space for a nice Pierce 66 !!


    Didnt say I didn’t like them, and maybe I should have been more clear, but the 1921 to 1928 Pierce cars with either series six are the nickel era cars, and reguardless of marque, they are difficult to sell. I must like them, as over the years as have tried to buy one......just never had the deal come togeather. Seems I work harder at the eights and twelves..........had too many of them to count. 

  3. I spoke to him and offered information on both cars. He is legit. He sent me photos, but as a I don’t have permission to share them, I won’t. I gave him numbers of current market buyers on the cars, not sure what he will do.  I have no interest in either car. The “Stutz” is a Blackhawk Sedan. Barn find condition, the Pierce is strictly parts. Just my opinion, but the guy is familiar with old machines and can make his way from what I gave him for information. No, I didn’t offer or want a location on either car, they are near the  coast on the eastern seaboard. He should be fine figuring things out from here. Ed

  4. Well, you don’t have to worry someone will try and beat you out of it. 1928 and earlier Pierce cars are very difficult to sell, 1929 and later a bit easier but not much. The 1928 and earlier cars are six cylinder engines, and bring much less than an eight. That said, I will send you a PM with my number. Call me in 30 minutes, as I am still out at dinner. Eastern time of 1030 would be fine. Ed

  5. On 2/8/2019 at 5:57 PM, John_Mereness said:

    Unless it was restored in the past year, this should be the late B.C. Hartline, Late Jim Schneck  car, and I do not know when it was done, but only J Duesnebery I have seen where everything aluminum under hood is engine turned. download.jpg.d3943b839169abe5f0626ca376612482.jpg

    (engine J-525, chassis 2555)  supercharged Duesenberg Model SJ  Brunn Riviera Convertible Torpedo Sedan


    John, you are correct. The car when I saw it last year was what we would call a well maintained original, has the look of a ten year old well used car. I wouldn’t change a thing! Great car and a great family. I believe Jim’s son is the current caretaker.  


    Interestingly, we were discussing this car yesterday at dinner and this morning at breakfast. 

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  6. The Rolls Royce pictured above was purchased new in West Virginia by a gentleman who had it upgraded back in Springfield with the more modern bumpers and lights. He then traded it in on a Model J Murphy Disappearing Top Roadster. The Model J still exists and is unrestored. The Rolls was restored about ten years ago, and they put the old style lights back on it and added the smaller drum lights, which in my humble opinion distract from the cars looks. Restoration was very well done, and I  am sure cost a fortune. The original factory upgraded lights and bumpers were swapped out from a sedan. So now there are two incorrect cars. I have never added lights to a car in my entire forty plus years of collecting. Recently I have taken four sets of pilot lights off of cars, and had a very difficult time selling them, and they were all off 100 point cars. Took a long time to sell them and they were at give away prices.........

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  7. The drop in distance from cold is because the battery uses its own energy to warm itself up before it will work properly. I have been told that until the battery reaches a minimum temperature that the car will only go about 40 mph, have no idea if it is true, but it sounds reasonable that the battery is thermally protected. If you keep the car in a slightly heated garage, then the only warm up is after settling outside all day before you go home from work.

  8. PS- To be fair to the original poster.....Tesla was a few weeks from going belly up on paper just in the last 9 months. I don't think that will happen now..........Tesla will survive for certain, what and how it looks like in the next three to five years is another thing........

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